Sewing class gives back to cancer patients

Sewing class gives back to cancer patients

Bethany Hagan, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Every year, the FACS department decides to give back.  One of the Sewing Fundamentals class first project was to make portacath pillows that are donated to cancer patients. The pillow is attached to a seatbelt to prevent the patients portacath from being irritated.  The class made and d...

Blanchard selected for design competition

Blanchard selected for design competition

Lydia Manning, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Many students are able to follow their passions at OHS, but one student is getting a unique opportunity to gain experience in her field. Megan Blanchard (11) is one of just three students from the St. Louis area to be selected as a youth designer assistant through the St. Louis Fashion Fund (STLF...

OHS alumni win student award at Mid-America Emmy for high school broadcast

OHS alumni win student award at Mid-America Emmy for high school broadcast

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

October 9, 2019

Former Oakville High School students Louis Luong and Caden Turner were honored as winners of a 2019 Student Award for Excellence at the 43rd annual Mid-America Emmy Gala Saturday night, Oct. 5, at the Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri. “It was awesome!” said Turner. “All of us were dappered up...

Seithel and friends try to better the environment

Seithel and friends try to better the environment

Kaitlyn Blanton, Reporter

September 24, 2019

Katie Seithel (11) wrote a story in her journalism class her sophomore year about how OHS was dealing with environmental issues within the school. “I quickly realized we did have some areas where we could improve,” Seithel said. “I figured it would be up to us to make that happen.” Tha...

Science department spreads smiles in honor of beloved teacher

Science department spreads smiles in honor of beloved teacher

Jojo LaBrier, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Many of OHS’s science teachers were wearing smiley face t-shirts on Friday Sept. 13, in honor of the nine year anniversary passing of popular chemistry teacher, Mr. Ken Kolwyck.  Mr.Kolwyck passed away the evening of  Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010 from an unexpected heart attack when he was 63 ...

OHS band prepares for new season

OHS band prepares for new season

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

September 9, 2019

Last year, the OHS Marching Band placed first at three competitions, went to France to perform at the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and marched in the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup parade. This year, the band has even more planned, and it all started with the MEMC (Metro East Marching Classic) on Sept. 7. ...

Social Studies Teacher Returns to OHS

Social Studies Teacher Returns to OHS

Kaitlyn Blanton, Reporter

August 27, 2019

Last summer after finding out she was pregnant in February of 2018, OHS teacher Mrs. Kara Beck, had to take a break from working. But she wasn’t expecting to be out for the entire school year. Beck found out she was having twins in March after an ultrasound, and her doctors had discovered a number...

OHS Welcomes Hometown Hero

OHS Welcomes Hometown Hero

Jojo LaBrier, Reporter

August 26, 2019

OHS recently welcomed a hometown hero back to where it all started. On Aug. 19, Stanley Cup champion and 2007 OHS alumnus Patrick Maroon decided to give OHS a visit. He stopped by for an interview with students from the broadcast and newspaper programs. Maroon was drafted by the Philadelphia Flye...

Auer leads students in javelin

Auer leads students in javelin

Isabella Thebeau, Reporter

May 24, 2019

Alivia Auer (12) participates in a unique sport that’s fairly new to OHS. The javelin throw is a track and field event where the javelin, a spear about 2.5 m in length, is thrown. Auer started track in middle school, but didn’t compete in javelin until last year. “We just got it last year, an...

STUCO plans ‘Cookies, Kool-aid, and Cramming’

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

May 15, 2019

The past four years, Student Council (STUCO) has held “Cookies, Cocoa, and cramming” in the fall for students to study for finals in a relaxed atmosphere. Around 200 people attend this event each year. For the first time,  STUCO is introducing Cookies, Kool-aid, and Cramming on May 20 t...

Bui shares magic talents with OHS

Bui shares magic talents with OHS

Joey Miller, Reporter

May 9, 2019

Whether it’s in the classroom, hallway or cafeteria, Jacob Bui (12) always knows how to bring excitement to a crowd. Everywhere he goes Bui carries a deck of cards with him, always prepared to shock and amaze students. Bui is wrapping up his time at OHS, he will be graduating at the end of this ...

Ally McClung raises awareness for veterans

Ally McClung raises awareness for veterans

Isabella Thebeau, Reporter

May 3, 2019

Ally McClung (12) is in the STL CAPS program, more specifically in the Medical and Healthcare strand. It allows high school seniors to find a profession. In the Medical and Healthcare program, McClung was challenged to choose a cause that she was passionate about. She had to finish three component...

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